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The college football offseason once again saw significant turnover atop the FBS with 29 programs -- 22% of the subdivision (now at 134 teams with the addition of Kennesaw State) -- changing coaches. That means major college football features a large swath of coaches entering honeymoon years with their new schools. Couple that with a number of programs finding their footing amid conference realignment, and there are more unknowns than knowns entering the 2024 college football season.

The Hot Seat Rankings have long been an accurate predictor in terms of job security, however. Over the last six years, 34 of the 50 coaches rated 4 or hotter in the preseason eventually lost their jobs that season (68%). That includes four of seven in 2023 with West Virginia's Neal Brown, Arkansas State's Butch Jones and Rice's Mike Bloomgren not only surviving but feeling their seats cool down.

Entering the 2024 season, there are nine coaches firmly on the proverbial hot seat (rated 4 or higher). However, as is the case every offseason, you can be sure there will be far more than nine job changes given the coaching carousel is always spinning no matter the expectations entering a given year.

In addition to the full set of rankings below, we have detailed those nine coaches sitting on the hottest seats ahead of the 2024 campaign. There is also a group "Notable 3s" to keep an eye on throughout the season. Featured among them are Arkansas' Sam Pittman -- on the hottest seat of any coach this season -- as one of three SEC bosses on the eight-man list. Florida's Billy Napier and Vanderbilt's Clark Lea are the others.

Below you can find where all 134 FBS coaches stand before the season begins. Check out the ratings key first and see where every coach in college football ranks with kickoff scheduled in less than two months.

Rating What it means Coaches


Win or be fired



Start improving now



Pressure is mounting



All good ... for now



Safe and secure





The table below is arranged in alphabetical order by school. Listed is each coach's win-loss record at his current program and the number of years he's led that team prior to 2024. If the coach's rating has changed from the 2023 season, the old rating is listed in parenthesis. Asterisks (*) indicate that games won/lost as an interim coach immediately preceding a full-time hiring are included.

2024 Hot Seat Rankings
TeamCoachYearsRecord2024 Rating
Troy Calhoun17130-821
Joe Moorhead24-203 (2)
Kalen DeBoer----2
Shawn Clark435-18*1
Brent Brennan----2
Kenny Dillingham13-92 (1)
Sam Pittman423-255 (1)
Butch Jones311-263 (4)
Jeff Monken1070-551
Hugh Freeze16-72 (1)
Mike Neu837-564 (3)
Dave Aranda423-254 (1)
Spencer Danielson--3-1*2
Bill O'Brien----1 (3)
Scot Loeffler520-353
Pete Lembo----2
Kalani Sitake861-414 (1)
Justin Wilcox736-433
Jim McElwain529-282
Biff Poggi13-92
Scott Satterfield
13-93 (2)
Dabo Swinney15170-432 (0)
Tim Beck18-51
Deion Sanders14-82 (0)
Jay Norvell28-162
Manny Diaz----1
Mike Houston524-343 (2)
Chris Creighton1052-681 (2)
Mike MacIntyre28-162
Billy Napier211-144 (2)
Tom Herman14-82 (1)
Mike Norvell431-170 (2)
Jeff Tedford2 (5)19-8 (45-22)1
Kirby Smart894-160
Clay Helton212-142
Dell McGee----2
Brent Key17-62
Timmy Chang28-182
Willie Fritz----1
Bret Bielema318-192 (1)
Curt Cignetti----1
Kirk Ferentz25196-1192
Matt Campbell853-481 (2)
Bob Chesney----1
Rich Rodriguez218-6 (9-4 FBS)1
Lance Leipold317-210 (1)
Chris Klieman539-240
Brian Bohannon971-30 FCS1 (n/a)
Kenni Burns11-113
Mark Stoops1173-651 (2)
Jamey Chadwell113-10
Michael Desormeaux213-14*2
Sonny Cumbie26-184 (2)
Jeff Brohm110-40
Brian Kelly220-70
Charles Huff322-171
Mike Locksley529-332
Ryan Silverfield431-29*1 (3)
Mario Cristobal212-133 (2)
Chuck Martin1056-622 (3)
Sherrone Moore--1-0*1
Jonathan Smith----1
Derek Mason----2
P.J. Fleck750-342 (1)
Jeff Lebby----1
Eliah Drinkwitz428-211 (3)
Brian Newberry15-73
Dave Doeren1181-582
Matt Rhule15-71
Jeff Choate----2
Bronco Mendenhall----1
Tony Sanchez----3
Mack Brown5 (15)38-27 (107-73-1)2 (1)
Eric Morris15-72
Thomas Hammock524-332
David Braun18-5*1
Marcus Freeman219-8*1 (2)
Tim Albin323-171
Ryan Day559-8*3 (2)
Brent Venables216-102 (3)
Mike Gundy19166-791 (2)
Ricky Rahne415-232
Lane Kiffin434-150 (2)
Dan Lanning222-50 (1)
Trent Bray----2
James Franklin1088-391
Pat Narduzzi965-503 (1)
Ryan Walters14-82
Mike Bloomgren622-463 (4)
Greg Schiano4 (15)19-28 (87-95)2
K.C. Keeler1088-36 (3-9 FBS)1 (0)
Sean Lewis----1
Ken Niumatalolo----1
Rhett Lashlee218-91 (2)
Major Applewhite----2
Shane Beamer320-183 (1)
Will Hall313-244 (2)
Alex Golesh17-61
Troy Taylor13-92
Fran Brown----2
Sonny Dykes218-91 (0)
Stan Drayton26-184 (3)
Josh Heupel327-121
Steve Sarkisian325-140 (2)
Mike Elko----1
G.J. Kinne28-51 (2)
Joey McGuire215-112 (1)
Jason Candle965-350 (1)
Gerad Parker----2
Jon Sumrall----1
Kevin Wilson14-82 (1)
Trent Dilfer14-82
Gus Malzahn324-261
Deshaun Foster----2
Jim Mora Jr.29-162 (1)
Bryant Vincent----3
Don Brown24-203
Barry Odom19-51 (2)
Lincoln Riley219-82 (0)
Scotty Walden----1
Jeff Traylor439-140
Kyle Whittingham19162-79*0
Nate Dreiling (i)----3
Clark Lea39-274 (2)
Tony Elliott26-163 (2)
Brent Pry210-142
Dave Clawson1063-611
Jedd Fisch----2
Jake Dickert215-16*2
Neal Brown531-293 (5)
Tyson Helton540-261
Lance Taylor14-82 (1)
Luke Fickell17-61
Jay Sawvel----2